Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style BlondeHarpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States
harpoonbrewery.com

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerNinja007 on 04-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
8.22%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 127 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of GETTNCRUNKED
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dheacck11
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Really pleasing sunny deep straw color with some golden haziness. Light thin fluffy head.

Nose is bready, yeasty, Some hints of lemon, orange, and melon.

Taste is a little too lemon sugary sweet upfront. Follows with a really nice bready belgian yeast flavor. Little bit of banana.

Feel is pretty solid medium

Nice brew. Enticing up front, but the actual flavor comes off a little off and unbalanced. Good for a sunset in October.

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Photo of adjunctlager
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of tipofthetongue
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of SiegeSpitfire
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark golden color with some sediment. White head with lace in the glass. Aroma of expressive Belgian yeast, some citrus hops as well. Saison like yeast complexity, definitely tastes Belgian. Wheat and semi spicy , somewhat fruity Belgian yeast profile. There is a small leafy hop and mild acidity but tame bitterness. Medium bodied feel with a moderate level of carbonation. Overall, this was a pretty nice brew, has held up well after aging several months.

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Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.51/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: Straw yellow, moderate head and some light lacing.

s: Hoppy but complex not as funky as a heavy brett Belgian, but in that arena, with lots of American hop aroma.

t: Nice light Belgian, with nice hoppy American bitterness. A more American, less funky take on the Orval style.

m: Moderate carbonation more typical of Harpoon, medium body.

o: The best of the 100 barrel series I've tasted, very nice unique beer, If I can find a few more I'd love to taste one aged for at least a year.

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Photo of deg
3.32/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice gold color, with a good solid head. I can smell hops. Lots of hops. More citrus than anything else. I could not smell malt. I could however taste a tiny bit of malt, but the hops dominated. If you like citrus tasting hops, this is a good brew.

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Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bluerabbit
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Basshooker
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of waiting4lunch
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Cylinsier
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

tap

Pours a light clear gold, white lacing.

Smells of light grassy malts with some citrus.

Light citrus tart flavor up front followed by grassy malts and a mild floral hop bite.

Lighter body with a sting of carbonation on the tongue.

A pretty good Belgian style ale, decent flavor, and definitely worth trying.

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Photo of smb71481
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of samibr
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of SlickestWilly
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/15/2013. Pours moderately hazy and cloudy pale golden amber color with a 2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, peach, pear, clove, pepper, banana, bubblegum, wheat, floral, grass, and floral/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, pineapple, pear, clove, banana, pepper, bubblegum, floral, grass, wheat, and floral/yeast earthiness. Light earthy floral bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus zest, pineapple, pear, clove, banana, pepper, bubblegum, floral, grass, wheat, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of citrus hops with fruity/spicy yeast esters; with a fair amount of flavor robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good hoppy Belgian style. Good balance and complexity of hop and yeast ester notes; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of plaid75
4.16/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Lark, East Northport, NY.

Poured a hazy brassy hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured earthy esters with an herbal hop.

The taste consisted of a vibrant herbal hop with a pleasant ester and grainy malt.

The mouthfeel was typical of the style with a dry finish.

Overall a tasty user friendly Belgian ale.

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of KELPAK
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jmm380
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Harpoon 100 Barrel Series #46 - Hoppy Belgian Style Blonde from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
3.65 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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